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De Angelis not getting carried away after positive Friday

De Angelis not getting carried away after positive Friday

Despite recording the second fastest time on Friday in Sachsenring, Alex de Angelis was both confident and pragmatic in equal measures.

The second fastest rider at the Sachsenring circuit during Friday free practice, Alex de Angelis was taking a realistic approach to matters ahead of qualifying for the Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

The San Carlo Honda Gresini rider could explain in retrospect the circumstances that permitted his leading the Casey Stoner-chasing contingent on the opening day of action, but was keeping his feet on the ground after some recent inconsistency.

`We knew that we could perform well at this track as it suits my style and the characteristics of my bike. We still lack a bit of power but it's not that crucial here, that´s why the gap with the fastest is smaller than at other tracks,´ said De Angelis after clocking a 1´21.993 lap in the afternoon session.

`However I never thought I could get that lap time and end up so high,´ he added.

Frank in his expectations for the coming two days, a mixture of ambition and honesty was expressed by the MotoGP rookie, who has yet to qualify on the first three rows for a premier class race.

`We still have to test some more tyres. Bridgestone is doing a great job ; they had some trouble here in the past but they seem determined to not repeat their past mistakes. We´re very confident for tomorrow as we still a few things to try tomorrow and which could prove useful. Of course we´re not aiming for a win but we want to have a great race,´ signalled the San Marino rider, on the podium for the past three Sachsenring visits in the 250cc class.

MotoGP, 2008, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Alex de Angelis, San Carlo Honda Gresini

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